Vythiri is a picturesque hill station located in the Wayanad district of Kerala. This beautiful hill station has a great terrain which makes it an ideal destination for those looking to indulge in some adventure activities like trekking, river rafting, boating and angling. Wayanad is also famous for its agricultural estates, mainly those of tea, rubber, spices and coffee plantations. A number of tourists of India and abroad find their way back to Vythiri every year, earning it a well deserved place on the world tourist map.
Places to Stay
Vythiri has are several good resorts and tree houses available for accommodation at various price points. Few notable ones are Mint Flower residency (Tariff – Rs. 1000), KTDC Pepper Grove (Tariff – Rs. 1300) and Isaac’s Hotel Regency (Tariff – Rs. 1500).
The official language of Vythiri is Malayalam. English is also one of the commonly spoken languages here in Vythiri.
Few important festivals celebrated here in Vythiri are the Vishu, Onam, and Maha Shivratri.
Places of Interest
Vythiri has several interesting tourist attractions, namely Thirunelli Temple, Edakkal Caves, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, and Kabini River.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Vythiri is Kozhikode Airport. It is located about 75 km away from the town.
Kozhikode Station is the nearest railway station to Vythiri. It is about 65 km away from it and is easily accessible by road.
There are daily bus services to Kozhikode, Karipur and Wayanad from Vythiri. One of the best service providers that offer good experience for passengers is Kallada Travel. To get discounted bus tickets you will have to book your tickets in advance.
Kalamassery is a suburb of Kochi, an urban hub in the South Indian state of Kerala. There are a number of fertilizers and chemical industries in this place due to which a companies have also been flagging in this area. By virtue of its location close to an estuary and the sea, the air carries a lot of humidity. Those with a desire to try out temples, beaches and South Indian cuisine should try this place out.
Places to Stay
There are many hotels in Kalamassery that are suitable for budget travelers; some of the options include the Royal Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Chandrika Tourist Home (Tariff – Rs. 900), MIK Tourist Home (Tariff – Rs. 900) and YMC Youth centre (Tariff – Rs. 800) among others.
Kochi Festival is celebrated in Fort Kochi is the last ten days of December. Kochi Muziris Biennale is an international exhibition of contemporary art held after every two years between November-January. Some of the other important festivals of the area are Vishu in April, Onam in August, the two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Malayalam is the local language spoken in. English is a commonly used language.
Places to Visit
The interesting places to visit in Kalamassery are the Museum of Kerala History, St. Mary’s Jacobite Syrian Church, and St. Pious Church along with many other temples and churches all within a 20 km radious.
How to Get There
Cochin International Airport is 19 km away, with many international and domestic flights plying to and fro.
Ernakulum Junction and Ernakulum Town are the two main railway stations which are well connected to Chennai, Mumbai, Coimbatore, and Calicut and are located at distances of 14 and 10 km respectively.
Buses from all the major cities of Kerala are available for the area. Online bus ticket booking facility can save you a lot of time and energy.